Category: Features

Putin has 2 daughters he barely ever talks about, and is rumored to have at least 2 more

Russian President Vladimir and his now ex-wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva. Sergey Ponomarev/AP Russian President Vladimir Putin has at least two daughters he rarely talks about. He has two daughters with his ex-wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva: Maria and Katerina, both in their 30s. He may have one daughter with his rumored ex-girlfriend Alina Kabaeva and another with a mistress. Russian President Vladimir Putin is famously secretive about his…

Haunting art honours the 1,475 brave Allied troops who died on D-Day standing like ghosts above beaches where they fell

LIKE ghosts, they stand above the beaches where they fell. Exactly 1,475 soldiers, sailors and airmen under British command died on D-Day, June 6, 1944, as part of the battle to free France from Nazi occupation. Amanda Walden Silhouettes in honour of the 1,475 fallen soldiers are displayed to mark D-Day[/caption] Arthur Edwards / The Sun Oxfordshire builder Dan Barton, of the charity Standing With…

Stalking ‘perfect Aryan’ teen, warped sex acts and sinister death of niece, 16, after affair… Hitler’s sick love life

HE was courted by the doyennes of Germany’s high society but Adolf Hitler’s own dark obsession and warped sexual fantasies revolved around much younger women. The Fuhrer, hailed as a rockstar politician by wealthy women who sought to refine him, bedded a series of teens including his own 16-year-old niece – who met a tragic death as consequence. Alamy Hitler, seen with wife Eva Braun,…

Welcome to ‘Ren Faire’: Lance Oppenheim’s HBO Docuseries Follows a Festival Trapped in a Real-Life Game of Thrones

Bran Stark took the Iron Throne. GoJo acquired Waystar Royco. But who will rule the Texas Renaissance Festival? That’s the battle at the center of “Ren Faire,” HBO’s new docuseries set to air in the network’s coveted Sunday-evening slot during the two weeks ahead of “House of the Dragon” Season 2. “It sounds like that’s […] Go to Source

Slaughtering 70 prisoners a DAY and sewing limbs onto screaming ‘patients’ – sickening world of ‘Hitler’s handmaidens’

FOR Hitler, the women of Nazi Germany had one sole purpose – motherhood. Their motto was to be Kinder, Kuche, Kirche – children, kitchen, church – to create the perfect home and sanctuary for their men and to produce as many children as possible for Hitler’s dream of an Aryan race. Alamy Irma Grese, pictured with Josef Kramer, the ‘Beast of Belsen’, was known to…

I live with my partner in a 399-square-foot tiny home on wheels that cost $90,000. Take a look inside.

We prefer owning a tiny home on wheels instead of paying to rent an apartment. Destiny DeJesus My wife and I live in a tiny home on wheels that cost us $90,000. Moving the home and downsizing our stuff was tricky, but it’s been worth it.  Our space has tons of storage, an office, a bedroom, a living room with a guest bed, and more. …

Live sex shows, cheap drugs and sleazy ‘hookers’ robbing drunk Brits – why locals call Benidorm ‘Disneyland for crazies’

IT’S 4pm on a Tuesday in May and a man on his stag do is splayed on the floor as a fully naked woman bobs down over him before waxing his chest. Watching are his mates, who whoop and cheer as he is punished by “extreme stripper” Jade Benidorm. Chris Eades Stag do lads dressed as Oompa Loompas dance with a stripper[/caption] Chris Eades Stripper…

Humanity has not learned its lesson from the Holocaust, say 7 survivors as they visit Auschwitz death camp

STANDING in front of the gates of hell at the entrance to Auschwitz concentration camp, seven Holocaust survivors are among the last to bear witness to the inhuman brutality of the Nazis. It may be eight decades since they rebuilt their lives in Britain, but their legacy is to re-tell the nightmares that haunt them as anti-Semitism once again rises across Europe. Louis Wood These…

How ‘The Fall Guy’ Landed Taylor Swift and Kiss for its Soundtrack — and the Alanis Morissette Karaoke Moment That...

SPOILER ALERT: This story discusses plot elements from “The Fall Guy,” now playing in theaters. Long before Taylor Swift embarked on the Eras Tour, director David Leitch and producer Kelly McCormick had the idea to use “All Too Well” as a key moment in “The Fall Guy.” McCormick, a self-professed Swiftie, and Leitch were trying […] Go to Source

‘The Fall Guy’: Winston Duke, Hannah Waddingham and Stephanie Hsu on How Actors (and Audiences) Can Be ‘Allies’ in the...

When you think about your favorite action flick, you probably can’t name the stunt performers behind the larger-than-life fight sequences and explosions. Nor can you identify the budget-conscious producers who keep the shoot on schedule or the harried personal assistants juggling 15 things (including their boss’ coffee order) all at once. You rarely see those […] Go to Source

See inside the eerie, abandoned Air Force base that spawned conspiracy theories and inspired ‘Stranger Things’

Outside the radar tower. Gabbi Shaw/Business Insider Camp Hero is a state park in Montauk, the easternmost tip of Long Island, New York. It used to be Montauk Air Force Station, which reportedly inspired Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Last summer, I visited the state park and understood why it’s the subject of conspiracy theories. Fans of “Stranger Things” know that all the interdimensional problems that have…

I’m an ex murder squad cop and have met ‘serial killers’ as young as 15 – my tips to solve...

IT seems like everyone is an internet sleuth these days, trying to solve real mysteries and murders. Now crime fans have the chance to see how good they really are at sniffing out clues by taking part in a fictional search for a killer on the Cold Tapes podcast. Idris Elba starred as an unconventional homicide detective in hit series LutherBBC Cold Tapes is a…

My husband’s secret nuclear work meant he wouldn’t tell GP cause of fatal cancer… now my son has died &...

WIDOW Jean Brogan was glad to be sitting down when she opened the cheap plastic box that had arrived through the post. In it was a silver medal, with King Charles on one side and an atomic symbol between two olive branches on the other. Handout Tony Brogan witnessed four nuclear blasts at Maralinga — such as the one above — and suffered ill health…

Frenzied ice axe attack to deadly poison mystery & stabbing over a book spoiler… the dark crimes of ‘lawless’ Antarctica

PERPETUAL darkness, isolation, sub-zero temperatures, claustrophobic relationships and sexual tension on an Antarctic research station – what could possibly go wrong? Cold Tapes, a new murder mystery podcast, delves into the intertwined lives of a small group of international scientists and crew based on a remote research base. East2west News Antarctica has played host to many gruesome incidents, including Oleg Beloguzov who was murdered by…

Writers Guild Awards to Celebrate Honorees As New Contract Heralds Industry Changes

For the roughly 12,000 scribes the Writers Guild of America represents, the last year has been an emotional roller coaster: The guild engaged in a labor stoppage for over four and a half months in 2023 that, alongside a partially overlapping SAG-AFTRA strike, ground production to a halt. But with a new contract now in […] Go to Source

Inside Europe’s ‘porn capital’ where Love Island-style scouts are luring ordinary Brits to become X-rated superstars

MILLIONS flock to Budapest every year to marvel at its grand architecture, take a dip in the thermal baths and drink at hip ruin bars. But aside from visiting its tourist hotspots, many are also flocking to the historic capital for a very different reason – to film pornography.  Olivia West The Sun visited Budapest, which has long been regarded as the ‘porn capital’ of…

Iran v Israel is no tit-for-tat squabble – hated rivals could spark World War 3 and Putin will be rubbing...

ARE we on the brink of a devastating war in the Middle East — one that could spiral in to World War Three? Israel and Iran seem to be about to go head-to-head. AFP Tensions are climbing with Israel and its neighbours, above Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu[/caption] AFP Iran has frequently denied Israel’s right to exist, above Ali Khamenei[/caption] Israel v Iran weapons and tactics For…

44 secrets you never knew about the Titanic, which sank 112 years ago

The Titanic. Roger Viollet/Getty Images The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, but the wreck was not found until September 1, 1985. The story of the ship, its passengers, and life onboard still fascinates us today. One of the ship’s musicians wasn’t officially declared dead until 2000. The sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912, has captivated people for 112 years. The stories of…

If Israeli message intended to scare Iranians off doesn’t work, things could be a lot more dangerous this time next...

WHEN the Israelis attacked the Iran consulate in Damascus, they must have known there would be a reaction to it. In a sense they were almost taunting the Iranians — testing how far they could push them on the assumption that they didn’t think the Iranians would react very strongly. EPA Iran is threateaning to attack Israel in retaliation for a deadly strike on their…

Here are the highest-paying jobs in America

Ophthalmologist is one of the highest-paying jobs in the US, according to estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. aire images/Getty Images The Bureau of Labor Statistics published its newest annual wage estimates. Average annual pay for pediatric surgeons and cardiologists was greater than $400,000. Sports competitors, neurologists, and psychiatrists are three other jobs with six-figure averages. Pediatric surgeon is the highest-paying job in the…

Meet newly minted billionaire Sam Altman, the OpenAI CEO who learned to code at 8

Sam Altman is well known in the startup scene in Silicon Valley. Courtesy of Sam Altman Forbes just declared OpenAI CEO Sam Altman a billionaire.  Before OpenAI, he was well-known in Silicon Valley as president of startup accelerator Y-Combinator. Here’s how the serial entrepreneur got his start — and ended up helming the most-watched AI company. Sam Altman, 38, has been added to Forbes’ billionaires…

I was kidnapped by machete-wielding tribesman in middle of jungle but it didn’t stop me running the length of Africa

HE used to claim he was the “Hardest Geezer” in the Sussex seaside town of Worthing. Now Russ Cook has proved he is the hardest geezer in the world — by becoming the first man in history to run the entire length of Africa. Russ Cook has become the first man in history to run the entire length of Africa – and vowed not to…

Was Emile’s body buried by wolves or was he snatched into a car? We look at clues which could reveal...

SCANNING the stark Alpine landscape, Christian Moller grimly shakes his head as he ponders the mystery of tragic two-year-old Emile Soleil’s last moments. The tot’s tiny skull was ­discovered in a forested ravine last Saturday around a mile from his grandfather’s home — eight months after he ­disappeared. Two-year-old Emile Soleil vanished in the French Alpine hamlet of Le Vernet last JulyEnterprise Emile’s remains were…

‘Invincible’ Creator Robert Kirkman on That Spider-Man Cameo, Recasting Ezra Miller and Splitting Season 2 Complaints: ‘I Understand’ It Was...

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers for the Season 2 finale of “Invincible,” now streaming on Prime Video, plus light spoilers for upcoming storylines in the “Invincible” comic. Just shy of three years after the Season 1 finale of “Invincible” streamed on Prime Video, the final episode of Season 2 has arrived at long last […] Go to Source

Will Keen on Playing Vladimir Putin in ‘Patriots’ on Broadway: ‘The Sign of a Great Liar Is the Ability to...

How do  you play someone as notorious as Vladimir Putin? It would be easy to telegraph his cruelty, to turn him into a mustache-twirling villain. Or to give over entirely to caricature, without capturing what’s beneath the surface. Will Keen, who embodies the president of Russia in Peter Morgan’s latest play, “Patriots,” avoids these pitfalls. […] Go to Source

General Electric’s 132-year journey from American manufacturing icon to fallen giant

SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images General Electric was an icon of American innovation and manufacturing for most of its history. The company reached its peak in 2000, but had a rocky journey entering the 21st century. In April, GE finished splitting its remaining divisions into three stand-alone, publicly traded companies. Over the course of the 20th century, General Electric grew into a powerhouse — literally…

Dark life of Mafia kids who are taught to be assassins by watching horses being slaughtered and even kill their...

IT should be a blissful time in life – but for children raised in the mafia, childhood is more likely to mean dealing drugs and collecting protection money. It could even mean murdering your own mother, while education might consist of watching animals being slaughtered and learning how to shoot guns. AP Matteo Messina Denaro, known as the ‘last godfather’, was born into the Mafia…

Monstrous ‘Darkroom Killer’ terrorised clubbers who he drugged & strangled – before being nailed by shocking CCTV clue

WAKING up in a Berlin hospital, on May 5, 2012, Miroslaw Wawak had no memory of the night before or the events that almost sent him to an early grave. He also had no idea that he was the only surviving victim of a serial killer who was targeting gay men in the German’s city’s thriving underground clubs. Supplied Haunting CCTV footage that shows Berlin’s…

Ang Lee Talks Bruce Lee Biopic, NYU Tisch School Honor, and Why Making Movies Never Gets Easier: ‘If Anything, It...

On one hand, Ang Lee can’t believe it’s been 40 years since he graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. “Don’t remind me!” he responds with a laugh when this milestone is brought up. But at the same time, Lee says, little has changed since he received his MFA in film production. “Whether 40 […] Go to Source

20 lottery winners who lost it all — as a $935 million Powerball jackpot is still up for grabs

The offers and details on this page may have updated or changed since the time of publication. See our article on Business Insider for current information. A lottery ticket vending machine offers Mega Millions tickets for sale in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images While it may be tempting, buying a lottery ticket is almost certainly not worth it. And even if it does pan out,…